Whether you’ve watched enough HGTV that you’re convinced tiny house living is for you, or you have a small studio apartment in the Big Apple, we understand just how important maximizing every inch of square feet is in a small space. We decided to do all the research for you and come up with this list of the best couches for small spaces that will help you not just maximize your space–but thrive in it.
Best Couches For Small Spaces
Wayfair – $374.99
The Jo Loveseat combines modern beauty with practical functionality.
With a mid-century design and 11 different colors to choose from, this couch is guaranteed to be you and your friend’s favorite place to be.
Burrow – $1695
This sofa promises to help you maximize every inch of your square footage, as it comes with an attached table and 2 ottomans–making it your perfect study place. And Netflix place. And let’s-drink-coffee-with-friends place.
Let’s just say you won’t be needing any additional furniture with this couch anytime soon.
CB2 – $1,349
Looking for a comfy couch that can also turn into a (guest) bed?
With an armless sofa design, consider this to be the mullet of couches: couch by day, bed by night. Sadly, it’s only available in white, but it’s worth it if you’re able to keep it clean!
West Elm – $899
Maximizing your space no longer means sacrificing your style.
This vibrant couch has perfect dimensions for a smaller room (only 66” w by 29.5”h) – with 20 different color options, this is the perfect statement piece to make your little place feel like home.
Wayfair – $290
Crank up the cozy factor with this gorgeous sleeper sofa. If you’re someone who loves overnight guests, this is definitely the couch for you.
And, with a bonus cup holder, you are guaranteed to be hosting Pinterest-worthy movie nights in no time.
Target – $570
Similar to the other sofa beds on this list, this gem made it onto our list simply because of its vintage vibe and multiple color options.
A perfect choice for those with a more mid-century modern appetite.
Walmart – $499
Calling all eclectics in the room!
This couch is the perfect statement piece to make your living space pop while keeping your spending low (it’s also available in grey if you want a simpler color).
This elegant couch fits 2–3 people, is easy to assemble, and looks like a designer piece of furniture!
Urban Outfitters – $949
The all-star champion of small-space sofas, this extra large legless sleeper sofa is the perfect option for those who want to keep their furniture minimal while creating a space that feels warm and inviting.
IKEA – $300
This list would not be complete without a daybed. Not just any daybed, the affordable Hemnes daybed has been an IKEA legend for many years.
Boasting a simple design, this powerhouse daybed gives you plenty of storage space underneath while also functioning as your couch and a spare bed. You do need to buy two twin mattresses separately, but the total cost shouldn’t exceed $600! Their foam mattress is beyond comfy.
Wayfair – $1029
Don’t let the price scare you–this loveseat is worth every penny if you are a fellow Netflix or Hulu binger.
Made with quality leather and featuring two reclinable seats (plus convenient cup holders in the middle), this is the perfect addition to your party pad.
DLaguna – $1,530
Featuring sustainably harvested rattan and crisp, white cushions, this luxurious piece is guaranteed to make your space look like it came straight out of a magazine.
This is the perfect small space couch if you’re going for a bohemian-style home!
Urban Outfitters – $499
Looking for a really unique couch? This one-of-a-kind hanging sofa will amaze your guests.
You will feel ultra-comfortable sitting on this suspended rattan sofa. Although it doesn’t fit many people and isn’t great for hours-long Netflix binges, it’s still a gorgeous piece to have in your home.
Small Space Couch Tips
Here are a few additional shopping tips and tricks when it comes to shopping for a couch that will help you keep your small space cozy rather than cluttered.
To ensure you maximize your space, make sure to measure both the area you plan to place your couch as well as the couch itself (couch measurements can typically be found in descriptions). In small spaces, just a couple of inches can make all the difference.
Trust us, this extra step is worth it to prevent the annoyance of buying the wrong couch. When measuring, make sure to account for any additional furniture you plan to include, such as a side tables or a coffee table!
Plan Other Furniture
While shopping for couches for small spaces, it’s best to plan out all of the furniture at the same time. Your couch might look amazing if it’s the first thing you buy, but the small area might start to look cluttered when you bring in a coffee table, dining table, and other pieces of furniture into your small space.
It’s extremely helpful to use a virtual home decor app that shows you what furniture will look like in your home!
Skip the Coffee Table
In a small space, a coffee table can take up a ton of space and isn’t necessary. Instead, you can opt for small side tables on each side of the couch or an easy clip-on couch table.
If you do want a coffee table, opt for nesting coffee tables or a small table with a minimalist style that doesn’t make the space look more cluttered.
Consider a Couch Alternative
If you have a really small space, you might consider an alternative to a couch.
For example, two or three accent chairs placed around your space is easier to manage than one large couch. In a small space, it’s easy to go without a couch as long as you have plenty of other seating options!